206 Mexico’s Traditional Independence Day Military Parade, Mexico City, last part…206 Desfile Militar Conmemorativo del 16 de septiembre, Ciudad de México, última parte

 

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Independence Day in Mexico
Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15.
Celebrate Independence Day
Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. “Viva Mexico” or “Viva la independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.
Public Life
Independence Day is a national public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Some streets and roads may be closed or restricted in major cities to make way for large celebrations. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.
About Independence Day
Independence Day celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Hidalgo was one of the nation’s leaders during the War of Independence in Mexico.
There is no scholarly agreement on what was exactly said by Hidalgo, but his speech, also known as the cry of Dolores (el Grito de Dolores), was made on September 16, 1810 to motivate people to revolt against the Spanish regime. Hidalgo’s army fought against the Spanish soldiers in the fight for independence, but he was captured and executed on July 30, 1811. Mexico’s independence was not declared until September 28, 1821

 

 

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El periodo de nuestra historia conocido como la Guerra de Independencia empieza (estrictamente hablando) la madrugada del 16 de septiembre de 1810, cuando el padre Miguel Hidalgo da el llamado “Grito de Dolores” y termina el 27 de septiembre de 1821 (11 años después) con la entrada triunfal del Ejército Trigarante, encabezado por Agustín de Iturbide y Vicente Guerrero, a una jubilosa Ciudad de México. El objetivo principal de este movimiento (armado y social) era liberar a nuestro territorio del yugo español y que, en cada rincón de la Colonia se olvidase por completo el concepto de virreinato.
Como es lógico de suponer, antes de 1810 hubo antecedentes ideológicos notables encaminados “por esa hambre de libertad” que ya operaban, principalmente, en las mentes de los criollos (personas nacidas en México pero de padres europeos); se sabe incluso que, antes de estallar la Independencia, uno de los grandes pensadores de la época, fray Melchor de Talamantes, había logrado circular varios escritos subversivos en los que se afirmaba que el territorio mexicano, por tener “todos los recursos y facultades para el sustento, conservación y felicidad de sus habitantes”, podía hacerse independiente y que, además de posible, la Independencia de México era deseable porque el gobierno español no se ocupaba del bien general de la Nueva España, como sí se ocuparía un gobierno libre, constituido por netamente mexicanos.

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